At Brown & Gettings, DDS, we care about the state of your oral health. We recommend that patients visit our office for routine hygiene examination appointments, where we not only thoroughly clean their teeth but also look for problem areas in their mouths. Because we see patients so infrequently during the year, it is important that they are mindful of any problems or changes to their oral health.
Have you ever had a conversation where you were talking closely with someone and thought to yourself that the other person’s breath was terrible? That person was a victim of bad breath and, more likely than not, it has happened to you too. Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing and, in some cases, may cause anxiety. It’s the reason that store shelves are stocked full of gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. Many of these products are only temporary measures because they don’t address the cause of the problem. Continue reading to discover the causes of bad breath and how you can solve the problem once and for all.